Since you say that you are in southern California, you have your wish. No new PD-TDI engine cars are available in California.It for me is not about being able to run cheap oil but about availability. Is the dealer open till midnight no, are dealers located in every medium size city here no. VW has to make many changes to there cars for sale in the USA if they cannot make the car for the oil we use here or get the correct oil on the shelves of a none dealer outlets than it should not be here.
As I said, the world continues after the border of your county! If you have issues with buying the correct oil for a car you don't possess, I am lost for words. Or are you just stirring things up for the sake of it?I don't care what other country's do I don't live there.
Well, with buying a car that will be relocated to another state the purchaser has the responsiblity of buying a car that will have local service outlets for when repairs are needed. That's been the case in years past when foreign cars could be imported to the United States, with or without a national franchise of dealerships.That does not wash either if someone can buy a used pd and bring it to Ca.
Remember my words when japan starts exporting diesels to the USA (if they ever do)I bet you they will be push rod. Dan
And with a variable cam, we can say goodbye to EGR clogging the intake.The honda vtec system will be the one to use. With a diesel you can only advance or retard the cams a very small amounts because of the piston to valve clearence problem. Dan
" the engine could be built with everything the same in a ohc or a ohv same head port layout valve layout just moving the cam down in the block using a simple two gear drive and push rods and rockers."DPM as I have stated before multivalve or vtec is a good idea for a diesel and would require OHC's (although I have seen multivalve done aftermarket with pushrods) but as for the VW TDI, the engine could be built with everything the same in a ohc or a ohv same head port layout valve layout just moving the cam down in the block using a simple two gear drive and push rods and rockers. Ask your self this question what problems would each design solve or create. Dan
http://www.honda.co.uk/change/So which of the Japanese manufacturers currently have an OHV high-speed diesel in a passenger car? None that I know of. They're unlikely to regress in engine design twenty years in order to flood an anti-diesel marketplace...